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Sturminster Newton Walkabouts

A series of eight round walks all starting from Sturminster Newton and taking in the surrounding area of the Blackmore Vale.

Come and explore the beautiful and varied landscape around this stunning part of North Dorset. These walking routes are mainly on Public Rights of Way, with some on paths with access permitted by the landowners. They vary in length from 1.5 to 5.5 miles. Each leaflet includes a clear OS map to follow as well as some points of interest to look out for along the way.

The Sturminster Newton Walkabouts have been developed by Sturminster Newton Town Council in association with Dorset County Council and are available from Sturquest Community Office, Sturminster Library, the Museum and Sturminster Mill or can be downloaded here.

Route maps


Your Walkabout

The 'Walkabout' project is a combined effort between local volunteer enthusiasts and Dorset County Council Countryside Service. 

Sturminster Newton is the first town in Dorset to create its own set of 'Walkabout' leaflets. The layout of the new leaflet has been purposefully designed to be simple to replicate for any community who would like their own 'Walkabout' leaflet. Hopefully other towns and villages across Dorset will see how successful these leaflets are and want some for their own town or village. The idea is that there will be a whole series of round walks across Dorset available in hard copy or from the internet so every community can celebrate and promote its local Rights of Way network.

Anyone interested, please contact the Area Greenspace Manager.

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